Centre for bright ideas

The StartupLab is a dedicated space for students and staff with early-stage business ideas. The space allows the development of your ideas in a supportive environment among like-minded peers.

In the StartupLab you'll find:

  • inspiring professional workspace with write-on-wipe-off walls
  • bookable meeting room facilities to cater for those all-important meeting needs
  • structured mentoring support and guidance
  • first-hand information about all of our special events
  • networking with like-minded individuals
  • the opportunity to sign-up to the Enterprise Society
  • information pack, Starting a business
  • friendly staff to answer your questions and put you in contact with the right people
  • closed networking group to collaborate with other students, mentors and staff.

This facility is available to all Anglia Ruskin University students or staff, irrespective of faculty. All you need to do is register your interest in the StartupLab below and you will be updated with all of the latest goings on.

Once accepted, you will be able to make use of the StartupLab's hot-desking and meeting room facilities. Spaces will be managed and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

StartupLab locations and opening times

  • Cos115, Coslett building, Cambridge; open 8am-6pm weekdays
  • Bic015, The MedBIC Centre, Chelmsford; open 9am-5pm weekdays

How can I register?

To register to use the StartupLab and to apply for the mentoring scheme, complete our online registration form here.


We'd love to hear your comments and suggestions for the StartupLab, startup events, and the mentoring programme. To leave feedback please email

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